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What Do the Changes Announced in General Conference Mean for Me?

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What do you need to know for gospel study and Sunday schedules starting in January 2019? Here are answers to some of the most common questions we’ve received.

Turning Our Messy, Complicated Lives into Something Holy

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Is holiness even possible in the busy-ness of life? How can we seek holiness every single day?

Sharing Light with Just One Click

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With a pounding heart, I held my breath and clicked the dreaded share button. I told the world that “I am not ashamed of the of the gospel of Christ.”

Light Is Scattered among All of God’s Children

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We can learn truth from all our life’s experiences and from a variety of people. When we see those not of our faith doing good, why not rejoice and sing with gratitude to the heavens that in a world of so many dark influences, light and goodness are getting a greater hearing?

The Power of the Scriptures in Our Daily Lives

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What effect will the power of God’s word have in your life?

Going After That Which Is Lost

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Among the greatest gifts one person can offer to another in this life are those of genuine love, attentive listening, and hearing another’s story without judging the person.

President Nelson Discusses Correcting the Name of the Church, Focusing on the Home, Gathering Israel

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During the October 2018 General Conference, President Nelson stressed the importance of using the correct name of the Lord’s Church, focusing on remodeling our homes as places of gospel learning, and joining the gathering of Israel.

To the Women of the Church: “We Need You!”

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Read inspired invitations and counsel for the women of the Church given by the prophet, counselors in the First Presidency, and female general officers of the Church at the general women’s session of the 2018 October general conference.

How General Conference Helped Me Join the Church of Jesus Christ

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I was considering baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I was sure that the space between who I was and who the Church wanted me to be was too great a distance for me to travel alone. The experience I had watching general conference was a turning point.

The Real Source of Confidence

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As we understand our divine identity and keep our covenants, we can count on some wonderful blessings.

How I Know God Keeps His Promises

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I wondered if God still remembered me. I felt lost and alone. Then I had an experience that changed me.

Look unto Him in Every Thought

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How do we deal with the messages and temptations that constantly bombard us? Do we turn to our Heavenly Father for the help He is willing to give us?

Relief Society and the Power of Wheat

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For more than 100 years, the Relief Society collected and stored wheat to provide for those who needed food. When the Relief Society donated all its wheat to the larger Church in 1978, many thought the era of Relief Society wheat was over, but that has not proved to be the case. We still are exercising the “power of wheat.”

Using Agency and Revelation to Make Life Decisions

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Every time I came close to making a decision, I felt nothing but confusion and silence. No matter what I did, I could not seem to find the path that felt “right.”

Who Do I Choose—God or My Husband?

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I never thought I’d be in a mixed-faith marriage. We hadn’t even celebrated our first wedding anniversary before my husband told me he no longer identified with most of the teachings of the Church. I was hurt and confused. We both were. Rather than focusing on this new exciting thing to be married, we were trying to compromise on theology, lifestyle, and what felt like our entire future.

Relying on the Savior during My Chronic Illness

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I was 22 and physically unable to go to school, to work, to even maintain a healthy social life. It was like God had pressed a pause button on my life, my hopes, my dreams. But in this trial was an important message for me, my life, and my happiness.

Finding God While Buried in Rubble

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The earthquake had changed my whole perspective on life. Why did God spare me? What was my calling in life that I needed to fulfill? How was I going to keep the promise I made to God when I told Him I would serve Him if He saved my life?

How I Overcame Challenges and Found Hope in My Life

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In a three-part video message, Sister Reyna Aburto of the General Relief Society Presidency shares some of the challenges she has faced and gives insight on how to find hope to all who are struggling.

Avoiding Being in the Thick of Thin Things

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As the world gets busier and noisier, it becomes critical for us to carve out time for those things that are of greatest importance.

Stand Up, Speak Up, and Shine

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At some point, as a disciple of Christ, you will be called upon to articulate what you know and believe. How will you react when a situation presents itself to speak up for Jesus Christ and His Church? Joy D. Jones gives some insights.

A Real Father

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What makes a dad a real dad? It’s not just making corny jokes, telling embarrassing stories, or even sharing the same DNA. It’s being an example. It’s teaching your children who they are and whose they are.

Five Things the Prophet Invites All Youth to Do Now

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President Russell M. Nelson invites youth around the world to do these five things now to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

What the Global Ministry Tour Taught Me about Ministering in the Moment

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My task of documenting President Nelson’s trip to eight cities on three continents in 11 days was serendipitous—it was filled with the repeated discovery of unexpected treasure. Watching President Nelson through the Church News window gives me the desire to minister in the moment, with the deliberateness of feeling at home with all of God’s children.

To Women: “Doing Better Doesn’t Mean Doing More”

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all we are asked to do, but doing better doesn’t always mean doing more. You don’t have to do it all, you are never done, and you can be okay with that. As we seek the Lord’s will and strive to do it, we are assured that every small effort is accepted.

The Spiritual Foundations of Church Financial Self-Reliance

Bishop Gérald Caussé

In its finance and investment policies, the Church as an entity simply practices the doctrine and precepts that it teaches to its members. Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé explains in four principles.

The Idea of “Mothers in Zion” Made Me Mad—Until I Learned What It Meant

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As a middle-aged woman with no kids, I have sometimes struggled with the concept that “we are all mothers in Zion.” “No,” I would think to myself. “We are not ALL mothers. Pretending we are doesn’t help.” That changed when I learned for myself what that phrase truly meant.

We Are Family: Ministering to Our Sisters and Brothers

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Whatever our age, our situation, or our need, I hope that each of us can experience ministering and being ministered to as the Savior would. Here are three ideas to help us know how.

Extending the Easter Season

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Earthly experiences with the resurrected Lord were not limited to one day, so our celebrations and teachings need not be limited to one day. What great news! Here are some suggestions for how we can celebrate the Savior’s Resurrection the seven Sundays following Easter and beyond.

Healing the Wounds of Racism

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As we acknowledge racism in the world around us and seek to overcome it in ourselves, we can move together as brothers and sisters toward our divine potential.

President Nelson Announces Changes, Speaks of Revelation and Ministering at General Conference

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During the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of “opening a new chapter in the history of the Church” announcing significant changes and counsel to help members become more like Jesus Christ.

Understanding My Purpose as a Woman in the Church

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What IS the role of women in the Church? If men have the priesthood, what do we have? I have wrestled with those questions. It has been an ongoing journey, but a few insights have helped illuminate my understanding.

Diving through the Waves of Uncertainty

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Recognizing revelation has required plenty of trial and error on my part, but over time it’s become easier for me to get answers consistently. And along the way I learned that my concerns and questions are my responsibility and no one else’s.

How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubts

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It helped me immensely to realize that wrestling with questions is good. It doesn’t necessarily lead away from gospel truths; rather, it can help us gain greater insight and understanding.

Why Don’t I Feel Like I Fit In at Church?

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To anyone who feels they don’t fit in at church—you truly do. We all have imperfections, and we all need each other’s support.

The Biggest Barrier to Our Connection with God

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I know God always wants a close connection with me, so what keeps me from keeping that connection constant?

A Message of Hope from a Painting and a Prophet

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President Russell M. Nelson and the painting displayed during the historic event announcing the new First Presidency both shared the same message: hope in Christ.

A Prophet’s Message to You

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One of President Russell M. Nelson’s first messages as the prophet and president of the Church is this: “There is a place for you.”

Reflections of My Father, Thomas S. Monson

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Ann M. Dibb, daughter of President Thomas S. Monson, shares memories of her father.

Five Lessons that Lead to Joy in the Journey

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In President Thomas S. Monson’s long life of discipleship and leadership he taught and exemplified vital truths of the gospel.

The Sweetest Experience in Life

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President Thomas S. Monson brought capacity, energy, loyalty, diplomacy, and diligence to the work. He was beloved by members and nonmembers alike for his true Christlike living.

25 Ways to #LightTheWorld This Christmas

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In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.

How I Learned to Be Grateful in Every Circumstance

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Several years ago, my mom passed away from cancer, and through that experience I have begun to understand better what people mean when they say they are grateful for their trials.

Step into His Light

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Step away from the shadows of the world and into the everlasting Light of Christ. I testify that He is always there, even when you can’t see or feel His light.

Think to Thank

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Increase your happiness wherever you are in life with a simple yet effective formula: think to thank.

What Would Your Life Be Like without the Book of Mormon?

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Just a few weeks ago at general conference, I urged you to think about three related questions: First, what would your life be like without the Book of Mormon? Second, what would you not know? And third, what would you not have?

How to Help Young Women See Their Value in the Church

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How can leaders and parents better teach young women to see their value in God’s work? The Young Women General Presidency offers some insights.

How to Talk about Suicide with Our Families

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Dr. Greg Hudnall, a nationally sought after expert on suicide prevention and the founder of Hope 4 Utah, shared some of his insights during a recent episode of Gospel Solutions for Families.

The Blessings of Accepting the Prophet’s Invitation to the World

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Two Apostles have spoken of how they accepted the prophet’s invitation to read, study, and ponder the Book of Mormon each day and how doing so has blessed their lives.

The 3 P’s That Changed My Perspective on Talking to God

We must not only say our prayers; we must also live them. -J. Devin Cornish

So, why pray? Why every morning? Why every night? Does it even matter?

The Fuel We Need to Power Our Lives

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Prayer can fuel our daily activities and let God’s light and love more fully fill our hearts.